This is something that I’ve often said, in different words, to the young people I work with. I tell them that they spend more time trying to get out of doing work than it would actually take to get the job done! More time working on getting over or getting a hook-up when it would be easier to just work a part-time job to get the money!
Anyhow, Napolean Hill says it is such a great way:
(Below is pasted from Napolean Hill’s Thought for the Day)
ISN’T IT PECULIAR THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE SO CLEVER AT INVENTING ALIBIS AND SO DULL AT DOING THE JOB THAT WOULD MAKE ALIBIS USELESS?
If folks did their jobs with half the effort and creativity they waste in a vain attempt to deceive others, they could achieve great success at anything. It is tempting at times to emulate those who seemingly get by without working very hard, but those who cheat the company by not doing what they are paid to do will eventually pay the price. They will pay with the loss of their most valuable possession: their reputation. The value of a reputation for honesty and integrity is the difference between a career filled with promise and a life of failure.